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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Marvelous Movie Monday: "A Soldier's Story" (2 p.m. film showing)

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing: A Soldier's Story.  US, 1984.   Denzel Washington and Howard Rollins star in this movie about an African American military officer investigating a murder during World War II. Rated PG, 1 hour and 41 minutes. This film will be showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  
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Unlocking Employment: Open House and Legal Information workshop with Neighborhood Legal Services

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Join Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) for an open house and legal information workshop.  NLSP regularly holds "Unlocking Employment" legal clinics at DC Public Library branches for job seekers facing legal barriers to getting or keeping jobs.   The open house will include a workshop regarding three recent DC laws that impact job seekers with concerns about their credit or criminal history: The Fair Credit in Employment Act of 2016
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
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Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by children of any age and their accompanying adults.   These story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning by promoting your child's language and literacy skills. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively participate in the stories and activities during the program.   
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Reader's Theatre Features "The Mighty Lalouche"

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, October 23 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan is the featured piece.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
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Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers. 
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Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. 
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Kids' Club: STEM Time!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles, and more!
Art Lab for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
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HTML 5

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: S. DodgeLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.  
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Marvelous Movie Monday: "A Soldier's Story" (6:30 p.m. film showing)

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing: A Soldier's Story.  US, 1984.   Denzel Washington and Howard Rollins star in this movie about an African American military officer investigating a murder during World War II. Rated PG, 1 hour and 41 minutes. ​This film will be showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
ASL Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class regardless of skill level. Mondays from 6:30 - 8 p.m., September 25 - December 4, 2017.  The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions? Contact: 202-671-3121 or mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov  
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Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Cozy Coloring Circle

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join us in front of the first-floor fireplace as we jumpstart our first Cozy Coloring Cafe! We will provide apple cider, aromatherapy, colored pencils, and a jumbo coloring page for an extroverted group experience, as well as some themed individual coloring pages for a more introverted experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own coloring books to share.
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Yoga with Tara

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Tara for yoga on Monday nights at 7 p.m.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Calling all amateur and aspiring writers. This free, friendly group of adult writers will provide feedback in a supportive environment. Note: Now meeting on Monday nights.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Chasing Light

Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The library is proud to host an exhibit of photographs from Amanda Lucidon's new book Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Chasing Light is a striking and intimate collection of 150 color photographs - many never before seen - along with personal reflections and stories from Ms.
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TAG You're It!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 a.m.
Hey, teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!What is a TAG? A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group - a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!Apply and Join
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
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Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet on 11/21 or 12/26.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets required; available on a first come basis the morning of the program.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.